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What is the Internet of Things?

In a wide sense, the term “IoT” covers everything that is related to internet. Most especially, it is used for items that do talk to each other. The internet of things refers to devices. Some of which are sensors to smartphones and wearables which are connected together.

The gathering of information is made possible by combining these connected devices with automated systems. They also help in analyzing the information and creating action to help someone with a particular task. These includes smart mirrors, beacons in shops etc.

According to Caroline Gorski, the head of IoT at Digital Catapult; “it’s about networks, it’s about devices, and it’s about data. She further explains that IoT allows devices on closed private internet connections to communicate with others which the internet of things brings together.

Why do connected devices need to share data?

Connected devices need to share data for the purpose of being useful to a buyer or user. Although a device can be connected to the internet doesn’t mean it should be, except for data sharing purpose. In the end, it is to get tasks done and impact the wider economy.

Internet of Things devices has help in increasing efficiency and cut down on waste during industrial applications.

On the general, the advent of IoT has offered the world the opportunity to be more effective, efficient and time saving in carrying out things. From public to private sector, IoT has improved work efficiency.


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